Pauline D. Downes
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June 17, 2013
Pauline D. Downes (86) died at her North Andover home on June 17th. Born in Lowell, MA, July 27, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Leo & Marie Ducharme. She attended Somerville High School and was a supervisor for Sears Roebuck, a secretary at Andover Memorial Library, and was the Manager and a bookkeeper for the Andover Thrift Shop for many years.
Pauline enjoyed knitting and rug making. She made 7 Oriental rugs that are cherished by her family. She loved her retirement home in North Andover that she and her husband, Donald built in 1974.
She leaves her husband, Donald, of 65 years, her daughter and son-in-law , Donna & Ray Stout of Cape Coral, FL and her son and daughter-in- law James & Linda Downes of Haverhill, MA, her grandchildren, Anthony & Mary Bartley of Somers, CT, Lisa & Joseph Pickard of Danville, CA, James & Kristin Downes of Rocky Hill, CT and Andrea & Matthew Raciti of Atkinson, NH. She also leave her 6 Great Grandchildren, Meagan, Anthony James, Emma, Julia, Kayla and Layla, and her sisters, Theresa Stevens, Linda & Anthony (Chick) Langone, her brothers, Leo & Rita Ducharme and Paul & Jackie Ducharme. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral Service on Friday, June 21st at 10:30AM in the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover. Interment will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover. Calling Hours will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 in the funeral home. For funeral home directions or to sign the family guest book, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com
Published in The News-Press on June 20, 2013